Where do unbaptized babies go when they die? Catholics have traditionally said "to Limbo," since they can't go to Heaven (being unbaptized) or Hell (being without actual sin). But didn't Pope Benedict XVI "close" Limbo a few years back?
The past two weeks have been a whirlwind: classes ended, I had three papers and four finals, I went to Clear Creek Monastery for a few days, and four of our men were ordained deacons. As I make the transition from being in seminary to spending the summer at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, I wanted […]
Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is apparently startled by how much Evangelicals like Pope Francis, and is trying to scare them away from him by reminding them that we disagree whether justification is by faith, or by faith alone: Mohler noted that Pope Benedict XVI famously affirmed the doctrine of justification by […]
Pope Benedict’s announcement yesterday that he is resigning has taken the world by surprise. In response, I’ve already heard a number of questions, and it seemed wise to create a basic Q&A to clarify any confusion you might have about papal resignation. Q: Can the Pope Resign? A: The first reaction several people expressed to […]
Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has announced that he will step down on February 28th due to his failing health: “Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After having […]
According to Dr. Mark Gray at the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), an astonishing 70% of those raised as atheists won’t be atheists as adults. Some will leave for organized religion, others for agnosticism, and still others for a vague theism detached from any church. Of those who continue to identify as atheists, […]